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3 Days of Wonder

Newton Abbot Town Council

UP and coming rock band, 3 Days of Wonder, have been added to the entertainment line-up for Newton Abbot’s Christmas lights switch-on on Saturday November 25.

The Devon outfit, led by frontman Luke Notman, are scheduled to perform some of their latest material in front of St Leonard’s Clock Tower from 10am – 11pm.

Their recent number, Younger Days, has been nominated as Album Track of the year by Smart Radio while their list of gigs around the region and beyond continues to grow.

The new EP, Eyes Wide Open, is on sale at Phoenix Sound, Queen Street.

Luke said: We’re often described as having music that is mature for such a young band. We take inspiration from The Police, U2, Foofighters, The Script and Big Country.  Our ultimate goal is to play to a packed out rock stadium!

‘We love playing our energy filled shows and connecting with our audience and followers.’

Town Development Manager Sally Henley said: ‘It’s great that the band has found time in their hectic schedule to play for us live on the day of the Christmas lights switch-on.

‘They are storming the music scene at the moment and I’m sure they’ll go down really well with the Newton Abbot audience.

‘We’ve also got live music from Simon Prince who will be performing in Courtenay Street 10am – 2pm, what a great start to our seasonal festivities and it’s all completely free.’

Other attractions on the day include walkabouts by town mascot Newton, free activities for children, Taiko drumming and stilt walkers.

The Christmas Parade from The Avenue to the Clock Tower is set to start at 5pm, featuring Father Christmas, Newton’s Float, the Ipplepen Winter Carnival Float, cars from Prestige Events plus The Mayor and his Consort.

Also expected to take part, operations permitting, is one of the town’s fire engines and crew.

All eyes will be turned skywards at 5.30pm when Mayor Cllr David Corney-Walker and Santa throw the switch to illuminate the town for the festive season.

There will be free giveaways for children in the afternoon and evening while stocks last, plus the chance to meet and greet Santa on his sleigh after the lights switch-on until 6.30pm.

Images of the band are available at